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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

House La Encantada III in Lima, Peru by Artadi Architects

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Artadi Architects 

The house La Encantada III, is an oasis within another: the residential neighborhood of La Encantada, connected to the Villa Swamps, is in fact an oasis on the desert coast of Lima.

The project is organized in three parallel volumes that liberate among them free areas that protract green as a protagonist element.

Image Courtesy © Artadi Architects

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Kayak Club in Caen, France by Inessa Hansch architecte

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Metropolis Communication

Inessa Hansch worked on the project redevelopment of the public spaces and urban furniture of the point of the presqu’île de Caen (peninsula of Caen), where the Alexis-de-Tocqueville library, designed by OMA, has just been inaugurated. In conjunction with this project she also delivered a new space dedicated to boating activities.

Encircled by the Saint-Pierre basin, the maritime canal and the Victor-Hugo channel, the future Palais de Justice and the Alexis-de-Tocqueville library stand on the 11 hectares of a former wasteland at the far end of the Caen Peninsula.

Image Courtesy © Maxime Delvaux

  • Architects: Inessa Hansch architecte
  • Project: Kayak Club
  • Location: Presqu’île de Caen (peninsula), France
  • Photography: Maxime Delvaux
  • Client: City of Caen
  • Prime contractor: Inessa Hansch architect, Egis
  • Cost: €375,000 excluding VAT
  • Surface area: 432 m²
  • Calendar: delivered in 2016

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New station and City Hall in Växjö, Sweden by White Arkitekter

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: White Arkitekter

With its proposal “Under one roof” White Arkitekter won the design competition for a new station and City Hall in the southern Swedish city of Växjö. As the motto suggests, the building gathers several functions in one volume and connects the city’s different parts. This new ‘living room’ is open, welcoming everyone from teenage girls and senior citizens to municipal employees and visitors. The building also creates a new silhouette in the city.

One of the entrances to Växjö’s new station and City Hall building, Image Courtesy © Tegmark

  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Project: New station and City Hall
  • Location: Växjö, Sweden
  • Photography: Tegmark
  • Software used: Rhino, Autocad

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The Brazilian House – Six 1 Eight 8 in Brasília, Brazil by Debaixo do Bloco Architecture

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Debaixo do Bloco Architecture

In a house built by the master of Architecture in wood, Zanine Caldas the office Debaixo do Bloco Architecture had the role of requalifying the residence. Built in Brasilia in 1988, with 3.800 m², it has a privileged view where it is possible to see the main architectonic works of the capital of the country.

Image Courtesy © Joana França

  • Architects: Debaixo do Bloco Architecture
  • Project: The Brazilian House – Six 1 Eight 8
  • Location: Brasília, Brazil
  • Photography: Joana França
  • Furniture: Arquivo Contemporâneo, Tidelli, Dessine, Pedro Ivo
  • Areas: 3.800,00 m²
  • Project of the Year: 2016

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ENXEBRE in Madrid, Spain by ZOOCO Estudio

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: ZOOCO Estudio

ENXEBRE is the new space that has been created after rehabilitating some adjoining units of the restaurant Atrapallada, in Madrid.

The task is to create a multipurpose space that can be divided to accommodate groups of diners of different sizes.

In order not to lose depth or create a fragmented space, two series of sliding doors are arranged as string lattices that limit space but allow visibility.

Image Courtesy © Imagen Subliminal

  • Architects: ZOOCO Estudio (Miguel Crespo Picot, Javier Guzmán Benito, Sixto Martín Martínez)
  • Project: ENXEBRE
  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Photography: Imagen Subliminal
  • Software used:  Autocad and Rhinoceros
  • Collaborator: María Larriba Hombrados, Alejandro Cortizo
  • Interior design: ZOOCO Estudio
  • Project manager: ZOOCO Estudio
  • Lighting project: ZOOCO Estudio

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DENTAL CLINIC DRA. CAMPOY in Murcia, España by Jaime Sepulcre Bernad

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Jaime Sepulcre Bernad

On a perfectly square diaphanous room -15 x 15 m- with four central pillars, the project proposes the structuring of the future clinic in three programmatic bands of very similar proportions:

Waiting Area:

The first band is the most public, which is accessed and basically contains the reception and a large waiting room. All this generous space of reception and waiting opens its views towards an outer square through the great circles that make up the facade. The reception, organized in a circular piece of furniture, becomes the centerpiece of this first space and from it is controlled its operation. After the reception, there is a small administration office and a small relaxation room.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Jaime Sepulcre Bernad
  • Project: DENTAL CLINIC DRA. CAMPOY
  • Location: Murcia, España
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • Client: Dra. Manuela Campoy
  • Constructor: Murciana de Reformas
  • Built area: 225 m2
  • Year Project: 2011
  • Year Completion: 2012

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Lagos’s Wooden Tower in Nigeria by Hermann Kamte & Associates

 
February 15th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Hermann Kamte & Associates

Lagos is the most populate city in Africa and represents a big deal for architects. City consists of 16 million inhabitants. Situated in the heart of Ikory, the most popular and the richest residential site of Nigeria, Lagos’s tower is the unique wooden structure which is designed to be a smart and sustainable building.

Image Courtesy © Hermann Kamte & Associates

  • Architects: Hermann Kamte & Associates
  • Project: Lagos’s Wooden Tower
  • Location: Lagos, Nigeria
  • Designer: Hermann Kamte
  • Status: Shortlisted (Plan B: The City Above The City)

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Capriole Café in The Hague, The Netherlands by Bureau Fraai

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Bureau Fraai 

Amsterdam based architecture studio Bureau Fraai has converted a former paint factory in The Hague into a coffee bar, restaurant and business centre with a fully steel bar element as an interconnecting eye-catcher.

The restaurant and coffee experience named Capriole Café is one of the first hospitality concepts in the upcoming industrial neighbourhood the “Binckhorst” in The Hague, which will be developed into a residential and business area the coming decade.

Image Courtesy © René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel

  • Architects: Bureau Fraai (Rikjan Scholten, Daniel Aw)
  • Project: Capriole Café
  • Location: The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Photography: René van Dongen/ Pascal Striebel
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp and Podium
  • Client: Capriole Coffee Service
  • Interior builder: Metnils interieurmaatwerk
  • Steelwork: Hametec
  • Contractor: Meesterbouw
  • Floor area total m2: 317m2
  • Status: Completed 2016

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SOS Children’s Village in Tadjourah, Djibouti by Urko Sanchez Architects

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Urko Sanchez Architects

A medina for children designed according to extreme weather conditions and community traditions.

CONTEXT

We were approached by SOS Kinderdorf for a compound of 15 houses for children, to run their family-strengthening programmes, as they are an international NGO committed to caring for children, orphaned or in need, and to provide them with a permanent home and family. The project was to take place in Tadjourah, on the coast of Djibouti, in the horn of Africa, not far from where the hottest temperature ever was recorded. This very hot and dry climate will be a determining aspect in our design solution.

Image Courtesy © Javier Callejas

  • Architects: Urko Sanchez Architects
  • Project: SOS Children’s Village
  • Location: Tadjourah, Djibouti
  • Photography: Javier Callejas
  • Client: SOS The Children, INTERNATIONAL
  • Collaborators: Estrella de Andrés, John Andrews
  • Year 2011 – 2014
  • Awards:

    • Architecture for Social Gain 2015 – Merit Certificate
    • Archmarathon 2016 Mixed Tenure Housing & Buildings category – Winner

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Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery in Warsaw, Poland by Five Cell

 
February 12th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Five Cell 

The presented sales premises of Przystanek Piekarnia bakery build upon the idea created for the entire chain in 2013 by Maciej Kurkowski, founder of Five Cell design group.

Each of the interiors is equipped with a unique system of modules made of stained birch plywood. Depending on such parameters as location, size and height of rooms, these modules may be used to create a suspended ceiling, display racks or serve both functions at once.

Image Courtesy © Piotr Narewski (Ayuko Studio)

  • Architects: Five Cell (Maciej Kurkowski)
  • Project: Przystanek Piekarnia Bakery
  • Location: Warsaw, Poland
  • Photography: Piotr Narewski (Ayuko Studio)
  • Investor: Piekarnia Krzosek
  • Total area: 24-60 m2
  • Cubic capacity: 85-270 m3
  • Design: 2014-2016
  • Execution: 2014-2016

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